WIC

WIC

WIC Office:  517-546-5459

WIC is a federal health and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC also provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and help accessing health care and other resources. WIC enrollment is based upon income and nutritional needs.

WIC is available for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding a baby that is less than 1 year of age
  • Women who have had a baby in the past 6 months
  • Infants and children under the age of 5 years

WIC Enrollment
Does your family qualify for the WIC program?  You automatically qualify for WIC benefits if on Medicaid, receiving SNAP (food stamps), or in foster care.  If you are not enrolled in these programs, refer to the WIC Income Guidelines.
Contact the WIC office at (517) 546-5459 for information about how to apply.



Lead Testing

The WIC program at the Livingston County Health Department provides information about lead poisoning and prevention and offers lead testing to WIC clients under age 5 based on requirement set forth in the Michigan Public Act 286 of 2006.  Blood lead testing is done during the WIC child’s clinic visit starting at 12 months of age, up to age five, if testing has not previously been done by another healthcare provider.


Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
The Livingston County WIC agency provides educational resources, breastfeeding support, and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for our WIC clients.  You can contact the Peer Counselor at (517) 375-0554. The program is free and can help you find answers to your questions about feeding your baby.  Peer Counselors are moms who have breastfed their babies and are trained to help other moms.  She will:
  • Provide phone/text support
  • Meet with you at the WIC clinic
  • Help you deal with problems such as poor latch, engorgement, milk supply, sore nipples
  • Teach you how to use a breast pump
  • Breastfeeding class

  

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1.    mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2.    fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3.    email:
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.